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Grants tied to no-drugs pledge

Bathroom sex
Gay activists call for U. of Florida
administrators to seek solutions to
problems of sex in men's bathrooms.
- Page 2
Tiananmen massacre
Differing viewpoints about China
that students might not find in the
mainstream media.
-Page 8

By John McGauly
The Daily News
Ball State U.
Students now must say no to drugs if
they wish to receive federal Pell Grants.
Students who receive the grants must
sign a form certifying they "willnot engage
in the unlawful manufacture, dispensa-
tion, possession or use of a controlled sub-
stance" during the grant period.

After signing the form, any student
convicted of being involved with illegal
drugs may have their eligibility for finan-
cial aid suspended. If convicted three or
more times, the student may become per-
manently ineligible for aid.
"The Congress, in its infinite wisdom,
decided that anyone who gets federal
money has a certain responsibility to
help maintain a drug-free society," said
Ball State U. Financial Aid Director

Clarence Casazza. "They see student aid
as an easy way to get at at least the
younger population."
This is not the first time in recent years
the federal government has tied aid to
unrelated stipulations. Currently, stu-
dents seeking aid must sign a statemeni
certifying they have registered with the
Selective Service or that they are legally

See STRINGS, Page 5

Can't cut class
A student at Indiana U.,
Bloomington, describes the subtleties
that can affect minorities attending
colleges and universities.
-Page 10

Military, community service
linked to financial aid bill
By Brian Dick
The Daily Iowan
U. of Iowa
Congress is considering legislation that would require stu-
dents to enlist in military or community service programs in
order to receive federal aid - a bill that opponents say would
place an unfair burden on the poor.
The "Citizen Corps" bill, introduced by Sen. Sam Nunn, D-
Ga., would allow young people between the ages of 17 and 25
to receive federal aid to be used for college, job training or a
house down payment if they make a two-year commitment to
community or military service.
Under the bill, people who enlist in the Armed Services
would receive two-thirds of the regular military service salary
plus a $24,000 stipend for active duty or $12,000 for reserve
duty upon completion of service.
Community service volunteers would receive $100 a week
and health insurance while enrolled in the program. After two
years of service, they would receive a $10,000 voucher.

Living on the edge
A Smith College student has start-
ed a support group for low-income
students who can't always enjoy a
carefree college lifestyle.
- Page 16

No place to go
Graduation often means the end of
a career in sports for female athletes.
- Page 22

El See BILL, Page 5
Students volunteer to tutor inmates at county jail

By Imelda Valenzuela
The Daily Northwestern
Northwestern U.
Northwestern U. students regularly enter Cook
County Jail. But they have not been charged with a
crime. Instead, they tutor those who have.
About 13 NU students tutor inmates each week at
Cook County Jail in Chicago in a program called
Programmed Activities for Correctional Education.

The main goal of PACE is to teach the inmates,
through education and counseling, how to be more pro-
ductive citizens when they get back into society,
Program Director Ben Grier said.
Volunteers go to the jail each weeknight from 7 to 9
p.m. to help the inmates with their homework, PACE
volunteer Andre Cosey said.
An inmate is matched with a volunteer depending
See TUTORS, Page 4


U. of Iowa student Allison Schultz slops chocolate pudding into fellow
student Michael Bauer's mouth during an audition for the TVgame show,
College Mad House. Four UI students were selected to compete against
a U. of Illinois team for prizes and scholarships.

Gambling addict overcomes tough odds on the road to recovery

By Janet Naylor
The Diamondback
U. of Maryland, College Park

Early one September 1987 morning, Keith
Kocarek drove to a scenic spot on the Ohio State U.
campus secure in the knowledge that his most press-
ing affairs were in order.
The former U. of Maryland Interfraternity Council
officer sat down at the edge of the Olentangy River,
aimed a loaded .33 caliber handgun at a person he
had come to know and loathe. Keith Cameron
Kocarek had come home to kill himself.

'Ib the 24-year-old psychology major, the attempt
was the last hope he had of destroying the compul-
sive gambler who had enslaved him and twice
brought him in conflict with the law.
"I felt completely out of control when I was at
Maryland. Not only did I want to kill myself because
I had an insurance policy that would pay all my
debts, but I also thought I had been through treat-
ment and it didn't help," said Kocarek, who survived
the suicide attempt thanks to his ignorance of basic
Rather than ripping a fatal hole through his heart,
the bullet, hit his sternum, swerved and tore out a

section of his lung, and when he recovered, a Prince
George's County judge sentenced him to probation
for purposes of restitution - 10 years to repay
But to Kocarek, now 25, a great deal of the price
he must pay is exacted by telling his story - how
gambling took over his life. "Within one year I had
destroyed all that I had worked for, and the silent
enemy that was inside of me was winning," he said
in a flat, controlled monotone.
"I can remember the first bet I ever made," he said,
See GAMBLER, Page 27

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